Episode 166 – In.d500

This week, all the geeks can think about is the best four days in gaming – Gen Con! With gaming’s biggest convention just around the corner, Kam, Chris, and Brian talk about what they hope to see from, and in Kam’s case AT, the con.

Gen Con 2015

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Time Bandits
Epic Card Game
Humans
Christopher Robin Negelein on Amazon
Sovereignty of Dust
Biblios Dice
How to Succeed in Evil

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NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth
Reboot the Suit
Robot Passes Self-Awareness Test
Rust
Google’s Deep Dream
Atomic Robo
Panasonic Exoskeleton
Ashley Madicon Hacked
Darth Del Toro

Show Notes -
Gen Con
Iello Games
Fantasy AGE
Age of Sigmar
Operation F.A.U.S.T.
Drink On and Prosper
Blindwater Brew Witch Doctor
Viceroy
Cthulhu Realms
Mech Deck
Gothic Doctor
Mysterium

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Episode 165 – Carrie Patel and the Philosopher’s Vine

This week, The Nerdstravaganza Podcast is proud to present Carrie Patel, Narrative Designer at Obsidian Entertainment and author of The Buried Life & Cities and Thrones.

Carrie Patel

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Dark Matter
Killjoys
The Expanse
Biblios Dice
The Goblin Emperor
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Mysterious Galaxy
Viceroy
Mystic Water Kava Bar
Reservoir Cleaning Pad
Jupiter Ascending

The NEWStravaganza -
Deadpool Footage Leaked (sorta)
Ash vs Evil Dead
Con Man
Suicide Squad
Batman TMNT Crossover
Wesley Snipes to Return as Blade
The Icy Mountains of Pluto
Ex Machina on Blu-ray

Show Notes -
Angry Robot Books
Carrie Patel
The Buried Life: Recoletta Book 1
Cities and Thrones: Recoletta Book 2
Follow Carrie on Twitter

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Episode 164 – Tuned In!

This week, the Ganza Gang get all worked up over cable bills and streaming solutions to discuss the best way to watch their favorite shows in the new age of television.

We control the horizontal...

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Vista View Park
Epic Card Game
The Knight of Swords
Extra History Patreon
Everglades National Park
Gen Con
Terminator: Genisys
Mr. Robot
Star Wars Luggage

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Gaston’s Fireworks Accident
Giant Mecha Duel
Doctor Who Dimensions
MTV’s Shannara Chronicles
Marisa Tomei Cast as Aunt May
John Green Accused of Being Creepy
Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator
Wearable Mega Man Helmet
The Semicolon Tattoo

Show Notes -
Hulu
Netflix
Amazon Prime Instant Video
HBO Go
Sho

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Episode 163 – A Hell of a Day to Quit Drinkin’

What better way to celebrate American independence than by blowing up a movie that celebrates American independence by blowing up the world! This year instead of lighting up fireworks, the Nerdstravaganza gang lights up their movie-viewing passions and discusses a film loathed and loved in equal parts.

ID4EVER!

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Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Florida Super Con
Robotech RPG Tactics
Humans on AMC
Dragon’s Dogma
Amazon Echo

The NEWStravaganza -
M:tG Rules Changes
Suicide Squad’s On-set Therapist
Punisher v. Daredevil
UFC’s Cloaking Device
Girl Scouts Return $100,000 Donation
US Challenges Japan to Robot Duel
MMO Players Imprison Virtual Troll

Show Notes -
Independence Day: Resurgence
Armageddon
Battle: Los Angeles
San Andreas
Mars Attacks!
John Carter
John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood

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Episode 162 – Stacked

A casual joke in last week’s episode has caused Chris to ponder the housing of the future. Will single family homes still be a thing? Does a dystopian landscape filled with skyscrapers await us? Or will we be living in the sleek science fiction cities of our childhood fantasies? Listen now and find out what we think the future may hold!

Vertigo Warning!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Sci-fi on Syfy!
iZombie
Mouse Guard: The Black Axe
Free RPG Day
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
Fairytale Games: The Battle Royale
Gods & Monsters
Artegon Marketplace Orlando
The Cloak & Blaster
Amazon Echo
Saygus V SQUARED
Galaxy 6 Edge

The NEWStravaganza -
David Tennant Joins Chew Adaptation
ReCore Trailer
Green Lantern Corps Movie
Marvel’s Spider-Man Named
Japanese Console Sales
Lexus Hoverboard
Dwayne Johnson to Star in Rampage Movie
STD Detecting Condoms
North Korean Wonder Drug Cures Everything
Anakin Skywalker Arrested

Show Notes -
Shipping Container Homes
Life is Better on a Houseboat
Florida is Sinking
aPodments
Impending Tidal Wave Disaster
Prefab Houses
Seattle Floating Homes

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Episode 161 – Cherry Picking E3

Barely interested in E3, in this episode the Ganzatrons instead discuss the finer points of shrubbery pruning.  Conversation immediately bypasses that riveting topic, however, and a concise, entertaining E3 episode emerges.

Ch..Ch..Cherry.

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Tiny Epic Galaxies: The Universe in Your Pocket
Jarl: The Vikings Tile Laying Game
Killjoys
Wayward Pines
Sense 8 Trailer
Dark Matter
Street Passes in Seattle
Amazon Echo
Jurassic World

Show Notes -
Microsoft HoloLens
HoloLens in action
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Fallout 4 to bring mods to Xbox One
Kingdom Hearts 3
Shenmue 3 Kickstarter
Nintendo Muppets
Dragon Quest Heroes
No Man’s Sky
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Lego Dimensions
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Skylander-Amiibo Hybrids
No Man’s Sky
What is Nintendo NX?

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Episode 160 – Internet Porn

In this episode, the Ganza gang takes a closer look at technology we couldn’t live without – the internet! Has this handy, dandy tool lived up to its potential, or has it been completely usurped for advertising and invading our privacy?

They're trashing the planet!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
A Study in Silks
We Are All Completely Fine
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
Gods and Monsters
Robots Are Awesome
Pure Choice Organics
Metro Con
Amazon Echo
Takenoko
Tokaido
Sound Hound Hound

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Christopher Lee
Dark Matter
Killjoys
Titansgrave: Ashes of Valkana
Expelled From Paradise
Syfy to Develop Hyperion
Hololens Campatible Minecraft
XBox One Backward Compatibility

Show Notes -
America Contemplates the Information Superhighway
Atari 2600’s Robot Tank
What Does Your Toilet Know About You?

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Episode 159 – The New Math

This week, the Nerdstravaganza gang tackles a topic near and dear to both Tom and Kam – higher education and its place in today’s workplace. Is college the new high school? The nerds just may have an answer!

New Math

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Florida State Parks
Farscape
Scott Sigler
Sunday Night Board Games
Origins Game Fair
Mission: SPACE
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Demon Gaze
The Princess and the Frog
iRobot Braava 320

The NEWStravaganza -
LEGO Worlds
Epic Card Game
The Spockumentary
Splatoon Ammibos Stolen
Gamefly Streaming
Big Trouble in Little China Remake
Mega Man Animated Series
$200,000 Recycled Apple-1
Fallout 4 Trailer
China Cracks Down on Cosplay Cleavage
Batteriser
Sana Solo

Show Notes -
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Disney’s H1Bs
GI Bill
Leonardo da Vinci’s Resume
Corporate Social Responsibility
Auto Industry Bailout
Life Experience Degrees

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Episode 158 – Clubbed

Cons are all the rage these days, but what’s become of the sci-fi, fantasy, and other fan clubs that spawned them? Listen in as veteran club kid Chris leads a discussion to figure it out.

Graphics change, as do the times.

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Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Badger Sotar Airbrush
Final Fantasy XIV – A Realm Reborn
Triple Triad
Walt Disney World
Vibranium Comics
Gamer’s Edge
G33k Out
Agents of Smersh 2nd Edition Kickstarter
Joker PS4 Skin
Dragon’s Dogma
NEC PC-FX
Tomorrowland Movie

The NEWStravaganza -
Tanith Lee Passes
John Scalzi Publishing deal with Tor
“The Expanse” Series
Women prefer “dad bod” (and topknots, apparently)
DC Comics to run same-page ads again
Google Fiber sending “pirate” fines
Final Fantasy VI-2 on Steam
Point Break Reboot
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Reboot
Johnny Quest Live-action Movie
Stephen King’s “It” ft. Tim Curry
George Miller “bad end” Documentary about Justice League Film
LEGOLAND Hotel
Shocking! Adult Friend Finder is a Sausage Party!

Show Notes -
Tropicon
OASFiS
Kam’s Meetup Group
Our own Facebook “club”: Nerdstravaganza HQ
Battle Beyond the Stars

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Episode 157 – Valar Morcrapis

Since Game of Thrones seems determined to lose half their viewership, The Nerdstravanga gang decides to discuss what’s gone wrong. One’s never watched it to begin with, one’s stopped watching this season, and one’s still faithful. Can you guess who’s who before listening?

Close enough, right?

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Final Fantasy XIV – A Realm Reborn
Formula D
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
Cthulhu Wars
Star Wars Weekends
Mad Max: Fury Road
Dragon’s Dogma

The NEWStravaganza -
The Last Starfighter Sequel
Konami States Mobile Games are the Future
Chicken Grown With Dinosaur Face
Disney Says No to Selfie Sticks
The Pirate Bay’s New Logo
Disney Considers Star Wars Channel
GE’s 3D Printed Jet Engine
LEGO Dimensions: Back to the Future
Best Games to Play with your SO

Show Notes -
George R.R. Martin
Game of Thrones
The Mary Sue Bails on GoT
Pitch Perfect 2
Ex Machina

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